A Word from Your BCC Team: On weekends, we often like to highlight upcoming biblical counseling conferences. This weekend we are using our BCC “megaphone” to make you aware of the October 16-17, 2015 Columbus, Ohio Biblical Counseling Conference 2015 The conference is being hosted by Fellowship Baptist Church of Dublin, Ohio. Dr. Bob Kellemen and Pastor Jim Stevanus are the keynote speakers.
Gospel-Centered Counseling: How to Care Like Christ
Life is hard and if you sense an easy stretch presently, the road bends just ahead. And in the world of struggle and hurt, a maze of philosophies abound to help you deal with life. Unfortunately, most fall short of the finish line and at best, only help you limp along for a time. What do you say and how do you respond when a friend or neighbor or a coworker shares his or her crisis with you? What insight do you provide?
Instead of simply offering condolences or glib phrases, you can do something far more. The Bible asserts this amazing declaration:
“His divine power has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3).
We have the sufficiency of God’s Word to help impact others for God’s glory. It alone has the eternal answers we need to not simply exist or get by, but to live victoriously.
Join us for this weekend of counseling workshops, October 16-17, 2015, intended to assist you in helping hurting people, not to mention provide you with biblical tools to handle life in a God-pleasing way. Make the investment as you look to the Scriptures for answers to life’s problems.
Learn Biblical Answers to 8 Ultimate Life Questions: Gospel-Centered Counseling
Together, we will learn what God’s Word says about life’s 8 ultimate questions.
- Ultimate Life Question # 1: “Where do we find wisdom for life in a broken world?”
- Ultimate Life Question # 2: “Whose view of God will we believe—Christ’s or Satan’s?”
- Ultimate Life Question # 3: “Whose are we?”
- Ultimate Life Question # 4: “What’s the root source of our problem?”
- Ultimate Life Question # 5: “How does Christ change people?”
- Ultimate Life Question # 6: “Where can we find a place to believe, belong, and become?”
- Ultimate Life Question # 7: “How does our future destiny impact our lives today as saints who struggle against suffering and sin?”
- Ultimate Life Question # 8: “How do we become like Jesus?”
Learn 4 Biblical Compass Points for Caring Like Christ: Gospel Conversations
We’ll also learn together how to put into practice 4 biblical compass points for caring like Christ.
- Sustaining: “It’s Normal to Hurt”—Sharing Christ-Like Comfort
- Healing: “It’s Possible to Hope”—Sharing Christ-Like Encouragement
- Reconciling: “It’s Horrible to Sin, But Wonderful to Be Forgiven”—Sharing Christ-like Care-Fronting
- Guiding: “It’s Supernatural to Mature”—Sharing Christ-like Empowerment
Conference Speaker: Dr. Bob Kellemen
Bob is the VP for Institutional Development and the Chair of the Biblical Counseling department at Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is also the Resource Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, and the Founder & CEO of RPM Ministries. He earned his B.A. in Pastoral Studies from Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA; his Th.M. in Theology and Biblical Counseling from Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN; and his Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Kent State University, Kent, OH.
Bob is a nationally-known speaker, writer, consultant, educator, and counselor. He’s the author of thirteen books including Gospel-Centered Counseling and Gospel Conversations. He has equipped thousands of lay people, pastors, and counselors in churches, para-church groups, and educational institutions. For seventeen years he served as the founding Chairman of and Professor in the MA in Christian Counseling and Discipleship department at Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, MD. Bob has pastored three churches and equipped biblical counselors in each church. Bob and his wife, Shirley, have been married for thirty-four years; they have two adult children, Josh and Marie, one daughter-in-law, Andi, and two granddaughters, Naomi and Penelope.
Conference Speaker: Pastor Jim Stevanus
The host pastor, Jim Stevanus, is a member of ACBC and teaches high schoolers, adult students, and missionaries in biblical counseling. After graduating from Penn State, he came to Christ while working in accounting in Alaska. He has his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA.
After many years of fruitful ministry in Indiana, God led him and his family to become the senior pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in 2002. Jim is married to a wonderful, godly woman, Jacquie, and they have been graced with four children: Jessica, Austin, Caroline and Joelle…oh yeah, and a dog named Lexi.
When and Where
The conference begins Friday, October 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM Friday evening. It continues on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 9:00 AM and concludes at 3:30 PM on Saturday afternoon.
The conference is hosted by and at Fellowship Baptist Church, 6720 Shier Rings Road, Dublin, OH 43016. www.fbcdublin.org
To learn more about the conference, click here.
To register, click here.
The cost for the full two-day conference is just $55.00.
For more information, contact Teri Haynes, Fellowship Baptist Church, 614-792, 7775, [email protected]